Dana L. Stringer

Dana L. Stringer

Dana L. Stringer is a commissioned playwright, writer, poet, and screenwriter. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Inspiration2Publication program in the Continuing Education program at Antioch University Online. She is currently the Artist-in-Residence at Out of Hand Theater. Dana’s work as a playwright includes nine...
Dana L. Stringer is a commissioned playwright, writer, poet, and screenwriter. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Inspiration2Publication program in the Continuing Education program at Antioch University Online. She is currently the Artist-in-Residence at Out of Hand Theater. Dana’s work as a playwright includes nine productions and five readings. Her play, We The Village, was selected for Theatrical Outfit's Unexpected Play Festival (2020). We The Village was also selected for the First Light reading series by Working Title Playwrights', which took place at Horizon Theatre (2018). Dana's short plays have been produced in the Fade to Black Play Festival, Ain't I a Woman PlayFest, MOJO Fest, The Revelation One-Act Play Series, and the NAACP Ten-Minute Play Festival. In addition, Secret Life in a Sacred House was selected as part of the National Black Theatre Festival’s Reader’s Theatre of New Works (2015). Dana has worked to refine her dramatic writing skills as a member of Working Title Playwrights and by participating in numerous workshops, which include The Playwright’s Lab at the Robey Theatre Company and The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival’s Page to Stage workshop series. In 2013, Dana’s short screenplay, ID, was included in the curriculum of the Stage and Screenwriting Course at Long Beach City College. Her short screenplay, Solomon’s Porch, garnered a semifinalist spot in the Nashville Film Festival’s Screenwriting Competition (2017) as well as a reading as part of the SAG-AFTRA Atlanta Indie Screenwriter Showcase series (2014) at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild. Dana is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Plays

  • Looter
    When a small riot erupts in a low-income Black neighborhood, after a white man shoots and kills an unarmed Black man, a young man named Diego decides to take advantage of the situation by looting a local convenience store. Unfortunately, for Diego, things don’t go as planned when the store owner shows up armed, in an effort to protect his property, and finds Diego taking items from his store.
  • The Costume Waver
    When B-movie star, Ramon Sinclair, accidentally runs into former acting school classmate, Wes, an interesting discourse about art and selling out to make it in Hollywood ensues. Both men find themselves doing whatever it takes to survive.
  • Colored in Winter
    When an African American man runs out of gas during a winter storm, he reaches out to a white business owner and his wife for assistance. Unfortunately, he is met with hostile resistance that appears to be racially motivated. However, when a life-threatening emergency arises, the man rushes into action, allowing the couple to see beyond his racial identity.
  • Spare Change
    In Spare Change, Aubrey, a young, educated, and professional African-American woman, crosses paths with a mysterious woman in a city park, who Aubrey later discovers is her estranged mother.